Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Review: Soul Harvest (Left Behind Series, Book 4) by Tim Lahaye & Jerry B. Jenkins

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Fishpond AU 
& Amazon
Wow. This Left Behind Series just gets more exciting.

"Soul Harvest" begins with the desperate search for loved ones after the devastating earthquake that rocked the whole world in the last pages of the previous book in the series, "Nicolae".  Tragedy strikes the Tribulation Force with the loss of members, as well as headquarters.  They have to find a new and secret location in which to live and work out of.

This book is full of daring rescues and intrigues.  Whilst reading one particular rescue, I was having to suppress my chuckling as it was late in the night and I might have woken my children.  Mysteries and suspicions emerge as new information comes to light, and the safety and integrity of the Tribulation Force is jeopardy.

Captain Steele and Buck continue in the employment of the Global Community which is headed by Nicolae Carpathia - known by the Tribulation Force as the Antichrist.  Their positions are highly precarious now, and both expect to be found out and forced into the life of a fugitive at any moment.

It is thrilling to see acquaintances of the Tribulation Force come to know and accept the truth about God, and hence become allies in the end times war.

Excellent read.  I don't believe that this is an accurate portrayal of how the end times will play out, and that's not why I'm reading it.  I'm just really enjoying this series.

Left Behind Series Website

Other books in the series we've reviewed:
  1. Left Behind
  2. Tribulation Force 
  3. Nicolae


  1. I have just read your reviews on each book in this series. I was spending a lot of forced time resting with a badly broken ankle when a friend gave me the whole set of books to read eleven years ago. Like you, I found them fascinating reads too and had to smile about your comments on the technology of the year the first book was released. While it is important to remember this IS fiction, it does follow pretty closely the pre-millenium view of the second coming of Christ. I did make the mistake of reading them one after the other but the last few books I found too much of the previous books used as backstory slowed down the action and I found myself skipping over too many pages. Then I read the last book in the series and that is the one I perhaps remember and was challenged by the most. Enjoy the rest of the books! However God orchestrates Christ's return, it seems ever clearly in 2011 how the world is racing into these "End Times". My fervent prayer is that not one person reading these reviews find themselves "left behind" when the rapture takes place.

  2. Thanks Mary for your input! I've actually read "Assassins" and "Indwelling" in the last couple of weeks, but I haven't got my reviews up yet. I can see what you mean about the backstory of the previous books, I'm getting that feeling already. My interesting is waning a little since the action does feel like it's slowy, but I'll continue because I want to know the fates of the characters, and of course, "see" the Glorious Appearing :)

    Yes, I think 2011 is showing us how close we are to the "End Times"! Whilst reading the series, one thought I've frequently had is, "Will people really believe that the disappearance of millions of people was caused by something other than the rapture?" Seems so hard to fathom, you'd think the evidence would be impossible to refute. But I guess when you don't want to believe, you just won't ...